In his address to the graduating class of Ohio State University, President Barack Obama offered this insightful perspective on government tyranny: “Still, you’ll hear voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s the root of all our problems, even as they do their best to gum up the [...]
I wanted to write a story that would leave readers pondering life. I wanted to convey a message that would give you a sense of hope — something you can grasp and hold on to. Something solid and nonmalleable to take with you, as if I understand anything that happens, ever. After two hours of [...]
Graduation is a day of celebration, distinction and honor – a day you will probably remember for the rest of your life. That is, unless you’re completely hammered. For the past few years, Dog House Grill has run a special on the morning of graduation in which it opens early at 6 a.m. and offers [...]
I was in the fourth grade, and I was completely convinced that my crush, Dominic, was completely into me. This was huge. He was the most popular kid in class, and I, well, wasn’t. I was so incredibly excited that I decided to confide in my cousin, who was dating his brother, and let her [...]
In the strangeness of a warped reality, the predictions of my father are slowly coming true. I can remember him telling me once when I was a boy that, “one day, government will be taxing the air we breathe,” in that deep, sarcastic voice he would save for special occasions, like filing taxes.
After a long winter, the summer is finally coming, and as a movie fan, I am usually thrilled. However, this year I am a bit concerned.
Our foreign-born students at Fresno State and other American universities have a lot at stake in the national debate about immigration reform. And so do the rest of us. While American universities train many of the world’s brightest people, our immigration laws may ultimately send those people to other countries to compete against us.